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Saint Francis Wins 21 Show-Me Excellence State Marketing Awards

Saint Francis Medical Center won 21 Show-Me Excellence awards for excellence in healthcare marketing – more than any other single hospital in the state – from the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (MAHPRM). This statewide honor recognizes an institution’s efforts to educate and inform... Read more

Saint Francis Accepting Scholarship Applications Now

Applications for the 2014 Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarships are now available. The program awards 23 scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an accredited healthcare program and have at least a... Read more

Saint Francis Auxiliary Donates $125,000 at Luncheon

Pat Cameron Named 2014 Auxilian of the Year The Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary presented $125,000 to Marilyn Curtis, Vice President – Professional Services at Saint Francis Medical Center, at the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 22. The donation is the third installment of... Read more

Pediatrician Joins Saint Francis Medical Partners

Jean Diemer, MD, FAAP Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to introduce Jean Diemer, MD, FAAP, as the newest Medical Partner and pediatrician at Cape Physician Associates. Dr. Diemer, who has more than 20 years of experience, joins 11 other talented physicians at this established practice. Dr. Diemer is a native... Read more

Spratt Named IS Director at Saint Francis

Saint Francis Medical Center has named Aaron Spratt, MBA, director of Information Systems. In this position, he will lead the Information Systems team of analysts, programmers and project leads. He will also continue to ensure that Saint Francis’ electronic medical records (EMRs) maintain compliance for ARRA... Read more

Saint Francis Welcomes First Baby of 2014

Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of its first baby in 2014. At 1:22 pm on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, a baby boy was welcomed into the world by proud parents Caitlin Cook and Matthew Lincoln of Marble Hill, Mo., and caring Family BirthPlace nursing... Read more

Big Move for Level III NICU Patients at Saint Francis

Big changes were happening in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Francis Medical Center on December 10 as staff moved tiny patients into a new, larger space. The expanded Level III NICU is one of the first areas completed as part of... Read more

Lawrence Named Director of Business Development

Jim Lawrence, director of Business Development Saint Francis Medical Center has named Jim Lawrence, RN, MBA, as the new director of business development. In this role, he will lead all aspects of business development and relationship building with physicians, consumers and businesses. In addition to his new role, Lawrence will continue to... Read more

Saint Francis Kicks Off Pink Up Cape with a Bang

Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up Cape breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on September 24. More than 1,200 guests, including breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters, gathered in the Cancer Institute for food, entertainment and shopping, all benefitting Dig... Read more

Annual Golf Tournament Benefits Patients at Saint Francis

More than 260 golfers and 40 volunteers turned out for the 26th annual Friends of Saint Francis Benefit Golf Tournament on August 23 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Funds raised support patients and their families at Saint Francis Medical Center. Proceeds from this year’s tournament... Read more

Saint Francis Recognized Internationally For Walking Challenge

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Fitness Plus recently finished second in the Worldwide Walking Challenge sponsored by the Medical Fitness Association. Fitness Plus recruited more than 700 participants who took a total number of 38,169,706 steps during the week-long challenge in April. Fitness Plus will be recognized... Read more

Saint Francis Family Pledges $203,000 to Aid Co-workers, Patients

Saint Francis Medical Center’s employees showed their generosity and concern for co-workers and patients by pledging more than $203,200 to the 2013 Team One campaign, exceeding the goal. This year was the most successful in the campaign’s history, and included contributions from more than half of... Read more

Emergency and Trauma Center Enhances Children’s, Seniors’ Units

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Emergency and Trauma Center is now offering specialized care for its youngest patients and seniors throughout the region. These enhancements are even more examples of how Saint Francis is leading the way in emergency medicine. The designated children’s area features special... Read more

Siener Named to Saint Francis Board

Nenninger, Layton, Govero Begin Officer Terms Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Jason Siener of Paducah, Ky., to the Board of Directors, along with new officers Clyde Nenninger, Board chairman; John Layton, vice chairman; and Kevin Govero, secretary/treasurer. Nenninger joined the Board of Directors in 1989 and will... Read more

Respiratory Care Program Earns National Quality Recognition

Saint Francis Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the United... Read more


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